Ramboll has won five new contracts for offshore wind farms in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea, totaling EUR 8 million for the company. The five offshore wind farms, with a total capacity of about 1,500MW, are expected to help the countries’ transition from coal and nuclear power to low-carbon energy.
Earlier in May 2021, Ramboll was awarded a contract for the Hai Long wind farm offshore project in Taiwan by CSBC DEME Wind Engineering. The company is in charge of the detailed designing of the jacket structures which will support the 14 MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines for the 1,044 MW project. China Steel Power Corporation has also contracted the engineering firm in October 2020 to produce the jacket foundation design for their 300 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm.
The installed offshore wind capacity in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan is expected to increase from roughly 2GW to 25GW by 2030. Ramboll has also opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, in response to the anticipated rapid rise of wind energy output, as well as government climate policies promoting the increased use of renewable energy in the region. Besides the Asia-Pacific region, Ramboll is also influential in the North American energy sector. Currently, they are involved in the development of the largest 2.6 GW offshore wind farm in the United States. The project is expected to provide electricity to 650,000 US homes with zero-carbon electricity by the end of 2026.